A group of parents protest over an end to sibling-first policies outside Our Lady’s Grove National School in Goatstown. Parents say it risks splitting up families and forcing children in the same family to attend different schools. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Dozens of parents have expressed anger and frustration after their children were this week not offered places to join their older siblings in school. (...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD following a Special Committee on Covid-19 Response meeting at Leinster House. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further 429 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) on Wednesday. This brings to 36,155 the t(...)

The National Public Health Emergency Team’s scheduled meeting for Tuesday had to be cancelled because of the committee hearing. File photograph: The Irish Times

TDs’ first attempt to scrutinise Ireland’s response to Covid-19 by questioning the main officials involved was a rushed, uneven affair, even given the(...)